Ah, Keri Russell – another actress who seems relatively mediocre yet charmingly… charming and could stand being in more films/TV shows. I mean, Felicity (girl, that hair!) was over in 2002 and the amazingness that was Waitress came out long enough ago that it’s been syndicated on network TV (2007, IMDB tells me), so what’s the deal? Well, it’s simple: she kinda doesn’t care all that much about being famous and thinks having kids and a partner – and, you know, a normal life – are pretty swell, too.
“I like working hard, but my life outside of my career is equally important to me. Maybe I’m not ambitious enough, but I’m just as interested in my friends and my relationship with my family.”
She and husband Shane Deary have two kids together – a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old – and Russell credits motherhood with gifting her with a strong grip on reality:
“You instantly become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest person in the world anymore—they are. It really grounds you.”
I think it’s kind of bullshit when people act like you need to have kids in order to get your head out of your own ass, but I suppose we’re all on our own paths in life. Namaste… or whatever.